Extrusion International USA 3-2021

13 Extrusion International 3/2021 „ In a move that con fi rms its commitment to strengthening sales and service coverage in south east Asia, leading corona treatmentmanufacture, Vetaphone, hasmade a raft of newap- pointments in the region. The new agents will cover Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia, and provide full sales and service support to existing and newcustomers in their respective regions. Speaking as theVetaphoneArea SalesManager for Asia, Holger Selenka said: ”I know from many years’ experience of working in the region that it has special requirements that must be ad- dressed by people with the right expertise and understanding of the local market. I’m con fi dent that these new appointments will make a signi fi cant difference to our business in what is a fast-developing region with exciting prospects.” FPT Engineering Company is the newname for Vetaphone sales and service in Thailand. A subsidiary of SVMachinery, which has been manufacturing fl exible packaging products for more than 40 years, the company is run by Sales Manager Natdanai Iamu- domlap (aka Art) and Engineering Manager Wasaphol Iamu- domlap in a team of four whose quali fi cations include degrees in accounting, marketing, engineering and chemistry. In Vietnam, Nguyen Anh Tu (aka Max) heads up the Plastic & Converting Division of Song Song Co Ltd in Ho Chi Minh City. The company represents a range of top-endmanufacturers sup- plying the fl exible packaging industry in both wide and narrow web formats from extrusion through to converting and pro- cesses in between, setting itself up as a ‘one-stop-shop’ for the Vietnamese market. Puchong Selangor, near the country’s capital Kuala Lumpur is the headquarters of Colorblend, the new representative in Ma- laysia. Rayson Ng runs a business whose portfolio of technology includes numerous leading brands from theWest in the extrud- ing, printing and converting sectors, which he claims adds signif- icant value to downstream processing in the highly competitive and fast-growing food packaging sector of the market. The fourth appointment, in Indonesia, is Merindo Makmur. Based in Jakarta, and with branch of fi ces in Surabaya, Medan, and Semarang, the company, which was established in 1997, is led by Tedy Lim and serves a variety of industries from plastics, printing and packaging to woodworking and pharmaceuticals. With an established portfolio of leading international machin- ery manufacturers, Merindo Makmur is an ideal fi t for supply- ing sales and service support for Vetaphone’s surface treatment technology as the industry moves towards 4.0, and all that it brings. Business in Asia Expanded Vetaphone www.vetaphone.com REPI Gruppe www.repi.com Novosystems GmbH www.novosystems.de „ REPI has acquired Novosystems GmbH, one of the few in- dependent European players in the fi eld of liquid colours and additives for thermoplastic materials. With the acquisition of the German-based company, REPI will strengthen its position in one of the key polyurethanes and plastics markets in the world, aswell as improving theGroup’s geographical footprint in Central andNorthern Europe, with the aimof providing bet- ter and faster response to the market. Novosystems will also contribute with complementary technology platforms, which can be leveraged by REPI’s global presence, and will acceler- ate value creation through superior level of expertise in liquid formulation and dispersion technologies. Acquisition “Welcoming a private, family-owned company in our Group is another excitingmilestone for REPI, as both companies shared a common history in liquid colourants for plastics, and we are looking forward to shape our future together based on com- mon values and a long-term vision and strategy. Germany has long been one of the most important markets for REPI, and this investment strengthens our commitment to a country served by REPI for over 40 years”, comments Filippo Angiolini, REPI Group CEO. Nguyen Anh Tu heads up Song Song which handles Vetaphone business in Vietnam Rayson Ng of Colorblend represents Vetaphone in Malaysia Natdanai & Wasaphol Iamudomlap of FPT will represent Vetaphone in Thailand